Sorry for the long wait on these, here they are. For some reason, must have been distracted, I missed a couple of Josh\’s pieces. Sorry.
Last night was the opening open the When Worlds Collide show at Screaming Sky Gallery in Portland. I felt really lucky to live in this neck of the woods and be able to see all the great work the other artists produced. As soon as I get my pictures cleaned up I\’ll post my thoughts on everyones work and highlight my favorites. I will say though that it was a toss up for me between two pieces at the show. If I actually had money I\’d have walked away with either Chauskoskis Gorilla Rook or Map Map\’s piece of which the name eludes me right now. Both pieces were so beautiful in their choices of color and the sculpts were gorgeous. Simple yet flawless in their design and execution. If you have means, go get em.
OK, so now on to what I did. Last fall Fplus invited me to be in his show but as I looked at my schedule I had to step away from it. Josh was totally cool about it and insisted I still contribute something so I offered to show existing pieces and create a couple new pieces if I could. So I submitted my two large pieces that were returned to me from other events, namely the Mega Stone Golem and the 16\” Qee Bear. I didn\’t like rerunning any work but it is good for a new audience to see the work in person as none of the photos I ever take do any of my pieces justice. At any rate, I did create two pieces for the show. The first is a bit of a cop out. My bad. When I created the Stone Golem it was done entirely in Magic Sculpt which has a working life of around an hour. So, to be sure of my direction I had done a sketch of the face on a regular sized munny. So, with that lying around and the overwhelming interest in the original mega version, I decided to complete it and offer up a more affordable stone golem. Here he is. For the most part he\’s the same guy, brackets and leaves and nest all in the same place but this little guy, as with all little guys, tend to me meaner. His jaw is larger and arms bulkier. Don\’t mess with him.
The other thing I did, which I teased about the other day, was a new direction for me. I\’ve done some tree ents in the past and wanted to explore it a little more and decided that a bonsai tree would be an interesting direction. I really don\’t know how the community will respond to this piece. I personally found this a blast to do and think for my first one it turned out nicely. I\’d love to do many more of these, each with it\’s own personality while exploring traditional bonsai techniques and designs. The larger the better too. But I suppose it all depends on the community\’s response to it. Let me know what you think. Do you want to see more of these?
This is coming up real soon. I\’m proud to be apart of this stellar line-up of artists. And best of all I get to go to this show in person. I originally was suppose to be a larger part of the show but due to a heavy workload I had to cut back on my level of participation. But I will be showing some art that has been seen before and I just finished another custom for it. I am also hoping to finish an original sculpt which should begin to show people the direction I\’ll be moving toward this year. I\’ll be present at the opening along with DrilOne and f+
Here are the details:
Feb 24th-March 24th
Screaming Sky Gallery Portland,OR
Opening reception Feb. 24th 5pm-9pm
Lost to the world this ancient temple hides away in the jungle, a relic of another time. Created from individual stones, shaped and pieced together into a worshiped god long since forgotten. Hidden within the stone are traces of gold. A staircase wraps it\’s way around one arm, up the spine and ascends the other arm to be greeted by the ceremonial altar where many a life was exhausted as offerings in the hopes good fortune would bring. A birds nest clings to the under hang of rock and vines begin to claim this abandoned place. The real mystery lies deep beneath. Are you brave enough to venture through the door?